Playgrounds

Indian Trail Park and Morreene Road Park Playgrounds

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) manages 56 playgrounds at 54 parks throughout the City! Playgrounds provide a safe place for children to play, connect, and learn.

Playground Safety Tips

Please follow these guidelines to ensure safe play:

  • Adult supervision is recommended. Active supervision can prevent playground injuries.
  • Choose play equipment that is appropriate for the child’s age. Follow posted signs indicating appropriate age.
  • Check the area for hazards before allowing children to play, i.e. broken equipment, broken glass, trip hazards. If you find a hazard, please do not allow your child to play near or around it. Please report any hazards to Amy Pehowic, 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.
  • Remove helmets before playing on the playground. Avoid wearing scarves, drawstrings, or other types of clothing that could get caught on equipment and become a strangulation hazard.
  • Check to make sure the equipment isn’t too hot! Play equipment that is in the sun can get very hot.
  • Keep small children from putting pieces of playground mulch into their mouths.
  • As with visiting any public spaces, wash hands after playing on the playground, and especially before eating.

Playground Construction

Playground Features

Park Recommended Age for Play Structures Swings - Standard Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing) Special Features
American Village Park 2-12 Yes Yes Sand pit
Bay-Hargrove Park 2-12 Yes No  
Bethesda Park* 2-12 Yes No Tire Swing
Burch Avenue Park* 2-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Burton Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes  
C.M. Herndon Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes No  
C.R. Wood Park 2-12 Yes Yes  
Campus Hills Park 2-5, 5-12 No No  
Cook Road Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Partial Unitary Surface
Cornwallis Road Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes  
Crest Street Park 2-12 Yes No  
Drew / Granby Park 2-12 Yes Yes Accessible Swing
Duke Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface on separate Toddler Playground
Durham Central Park 5-12 No No Unitary Surface, Skate park
East Durham Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Partial Unitary Surface
East End Park 5-12 No No Sprayground (seasonal)
Edgemont Park 5-12 Yes No Outdoor Fitness Equipment available for 13+
Elmira Avenue Park 5-12 No No  
Forest Hills Park 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface, Accessible Swing, Sprayground (seasonal)
Garrett Road Park 5-12 No No Tire swing
Grant Park (North) 2-5 No No  
Hillside Park 5-12 No No  
Holt School Road Park 2-12 Yes Yes Shaded, Nature Trail
Indian Trail Park 2-5, 5-12 No No Disc Swing, Shaded, Fitness Trail
Lakeview Park 5-12 Yes No  
Long Meadow Park 5-12 Yes Yes  
Lyon Park 5-12 Yes Yes  
Maplewood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes  
Morreene Road Park 2-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface, Accessible playground
Northgate Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Separate Toddler Playground
Oakwood Park 2-5, 5-12 No No Tire swing
Old Chapel Hill Road Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes  
Old North Durham Park 5-12 No No Disc Swing
Orchard Park 2-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface, Accessible Swing, Sand Pit
Oval Drive Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Lazy River feature
Piney Wood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Red Maple Park 5-12 Yes No  
Rock Quarry Park (at Edison Johnson Recreation Center) 5-12 Yes No Sprayground (seasonal), Sand Pit, Outdoor Fitness Equipment available for 13+
Rockwood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded, 2 two-person swings, 1 with tot and standard swing, 1 with adapted and standard swing
Rocky Creek Park 2-5 Yes Yes Shaded
Shady Oaks Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Sherwood Park* 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes  
Solite Park 5-12 Yes Yes  
Trinity Park* 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded, Toddler Playground fenced
Twin Lakes Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded, Roller Slide
Unity Village Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Valley Springs Park 2-5, 5-12 No No  
W.D. Hill Recreation Center* 5-12 No No  
Walltown Park* 2-5, 5-12 No No Tire swing
Weaver Street Park* 5-2 yes No  
Westover Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface
Whippoorwill Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface
Wrightwood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded

*Playground is surrounded by a fence